Course Description. This course will be a selected survey of recent topics in the area of (Riemannian) Einstein metrics, mainly concerned with existence and uniqueness questions. Many topics will not be touched on at all - for instance Kahler-Einstein metrics or relations with Seiberg-Witten theory; the latter has been covered well by Claude LeBrun in earlier years.
No text will be used for the course per se. Two useful general references for Einstein metrics are
A possible list of topics to be discussed includes:
Class Time and Place: Tu and Th 9:50 - 11:10 a.m., Physics, P-129.
Office Hours: MWF 1-2pm
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